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100 Years of Baseball at Whigley Field

Tue, 06/23/2015 - 11:15am
A Nice Little Place on the North SideA History of Triumph, Mostly Defeat, and Incurable Hope at Wrigley Fieldby George F. Will
“George Will on baseball. Perfect.”—Los Angeles Times

In A Nice Little Place on the North Side, leading columnist George Will returns to baseball with a deeply personal look at his hapless Chicago Cubs and their often beatified home, Wrigley Field, as it turns one hundred years old. Baseball, Will argues, is full of metaphors for life, religion, and happiness, and Wrigley is considered one of its sacred spaces. But what is its true, hyperbole-free history?

Winding beautifully like Wrigley’s iconic ivy, Will’s meditation on “The Friendly Confines” examines both the unforgettable stories that forged the field’s legend and the larger-than-life characters—from Wrigley and Ruth to Veeck, Durocher, and Banks—who brought it glory, heartbreak, and scandal. Drawing upon his trademark knowledge and inimitable sense of humor, Will also explores his childhood connections to the team, the Cubs’ future, and what keeps long-suffering fans rooting for the home team after so many years of futility.

In the end, A Nice Little Place on the North Side is more than just the history of a ballpark. It is the story of Chicago, of baseball, and of America itself.

100 Staff Picks - A Centennial Celebration List

Tue, 06/09/2015 - 12:37pm
100 Staff Picks
 
We've had a hard time picking and choosing. Selecting 'favorite' books is a hard thing for any book lover to try to do. But we did it! We came up with 100 of some of our favorite books. The list just could have kept on going. We hope you'll enjoy these titles as much as we do. 
They'll make some great summer reads.
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The Hiding Place: The Triumphant True Story of Corrie Ten Boom
By Ten Boom, Corrie
Preface by Sherrill, John
With Sherrill, John
1984-10 - Bantam Books
9780553256697 CHECK CATALOG Corrie Ten Boom stood naked with her older sister Betsie, watching a concentration camp matron beating a prisoner."Oh, the poor woman," Corrie cried."Yes. May God forgive her," Betsie replied. And, once again, Corrie realized that it was for the souls of the brutal Nazi guards that her sister prayed.
Here is a book aglow with the glory of God and the courage of a quiet Christian spinster …More

102 Minutes: The Unforgettable Story of the Fight to Survive Inside the Twin Towers
By Dwyer, Jim
Author Flynn, Kevin
2011-08 - Times Books
9780805094213 CHECK CATALOG
The dramatic and moving account of the struggle for life inside the World Trade Center on the morning of September 11, when every minute counted.
At 8:46 AM on September 11, 2001, 14,000 people were inside the twin towers -- reading e-mails, making trades, eating croissants at Windows on the World. Over the next 102 minutes, each would become part of a drama for the ages, one witnessed only …More

All Creatures Great and Small
By Herriot, James
2004-08 - St. Martin's Griffin
9780312330859 CHECK CATALOG Generations of readers have fallen in love with Yorkshire veterinarian Herriot's delightful animal tales. Here is the original collection: sometimes hilarious, sometimes tragic, but always heartwarming and inspiring. …More

The Book Thief
By Zusak, Markus
2007-09 - Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers
9780375842207 CHECK CATALOG Awards:
Delaware Diamonds Award (2011), Eliot Rosewater Indiana High School Book Award (2009), Green Mountain Book Award (2009)

BookPage Notable Title
Set during World War II in Germany, Zusak's groundbreaking novel is the story of Liesel Meminger, a foster girl living outside of Munich. Liesel, who scratches out a meager existence for herself by stealing, encounters something she cant resist: books. …More

Cry, the Beloved Country
By Paton, Alan
2003-09 - Scribner Book Company
9780743262170 CHECK CATALOG An Oprah's Book Club selection
Paton's deeply moving story of Zulu pastor Stephen Kumalo and his son Absalom, set against the backdrop of a land and people riven by racial inequality and injustice, remains the most famous and important novel in South Africa's history. Published to coincide with the Miramax film release in December, starring James Earl Jones and Richard Harris. …More

Gone with the Wind
By Mitchell, Margaret
Preface by Conroy, Pat
2011-05 - Scribner Book Company
9781451635621 CHECK CATALOG An anniversary edition of Mitchell's timeless classic. "Not just a great love story, "Gone with the Wind" is one of the most powerful anti-war novels ever written."--Fannie Flagg, Academy Award-nominated author. …More

Heckedy Peg
By Wood, Audrey
Illustrator Wood, Don
1992-09 - Voyager Paperbacks
9780152336790 CHECK CATALOG Awards:
Irma S. & James H. Black Award (1987), Virginia Readers Choice Award (1989), Young Hoosier Book Award (1992)

YHBA Winner - 1992
For the first time in paperback, a story of seven children who are saved by their mother after an evil witch casts a spell on them. The children--each named for a day of the week--are transformed into specific types of food, and only their mother, with the help of a blackbird, can break the evil spell. Full color. …More

The Hobbit: Or There and Back Again
By Tolkien, J. R. R.
2012-09 - Mariner Books
9780547928227 CHECK CATALOG "In a hole in the ground, there lived a hobbit." So begins one of the most beloved and delightful tales in the English language. Set in the imaginary world of Middle-earth, at once a classic myth and a modern fairy tale, "The Hobbit" is one of literature's most enduring and well-loved novels. Illustrations. …More

The Mistletoe Promise
By Evans, Richard Paul
2014-11 - Simon & Schuster
9781476728209 CHECK CATALOG A love story for Christmas from the #1 bestselling author of "The Christmas Box" and "The Walk."
Elise Dutton dreads the arrival of another holiday season. Three years earlier, her husband cheated on her with her best friend, resulting in a bitter divorce that left her alone, broken, and distrustful.
Then, one November day, a stranger approaches Elise in the mall food court. Though she …More

No Ordinary Time: Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt: The Home Front in World War II
By Goodwin, Doris Kearns
Author Sampson
1995-10 - Simon & Schuster
9780684804484 CHECK CATALOG Awards:
Pulitzer Prize (1995)

Winner - 1995 Pulitzer Prize for History
Presenting an aspect of American history that has never been fully told, this Pulitzer Prize-winning work paints a detailed, intimate portrait of FDR and Eleanor Roosevelt and provides a brilliant narrative account of America during wartime. …More

Return to Red Castle
By Keddington, Dorothy M.
1981-01 - Granite Publishing & Distribution
9781890558406 CHECK CATALOG Red Castle ... an ancient citadel of wine-red stone in the heart of Utah's primitive High Uinta Mountains. Hidden away near its rocky base, a small plane lies twisted and broken. The four men ... desperate, ruthless, will stop at nothing to retrieve the plane's valuable cargo, but their only clue to its location are the words ... Red Castle. Jesse Chisholm ... rugged, lonely, one of the new breed …More

The Cat, the Quilt and the Corpse
By Sweeney, Leann
2009-05 - Obsidian Mysteries
9780451225740 CHECK CATALOG The first of a brand-new series. Jillian Hart's quiet life is shattered when her house is broken into and her Abyssinian, Syrah, is missing. Jill's convinced her kitty's been catnapped, but when her cat-crime-solving leads her to a murdered body, suddenly all paws point to Jill. Original. …More

Waterfall
By Bergren, Lisa T.
2011-02 - David C Cook
9781434764331 CHECK CATALOG Awards:
Christy Awards (2012)

Lisa Tawn Bergren's new YA series, River of Time, is romantic, historical fiction in which the plucky heroine doesn't have to fear a vampire's bite but must still fight for her life. In Book One, American teenager Gabi Betarrini accidently finds herself in sixteenth-century Italy . . . Knights. Swords. Horses. Armor. And Italian hotties. Most American teens want an Italian vacation, but the …More

The Berlin Boxing Club
By Sharenow, Robert
2011-05 - Harper Teen
9780061579684 CHECK CATALOG Awards:
Grand Canyon Reader Award (2013), Louisiana Teen Readers' Choice (2014), Pennsylvania Young Reader's Choice Award (2013), Rhode Island Teen Book Award (2013), Sydney Taylor Book Award (2012), Tayshas Reading (2012), Young Hoosier Book Award (2014)

In 1930s Berlin, a Jewish boy forms an unlikely bond with a boxing champion in the second novel from the author of "My Mother the Cheerleader." …More

To Kill a Mockingbird
By Lee, Harper
2010-05 - HarperTorch
9780061743528 CHECK CATALOG
Lawyer Atticus Finch defends the real mockingbird of Harper Lee's classic, Puliter Prize-winning novel--a black man charged with the rape of a white woman. Through the eyes of Atticus's children, Scout and Jem Finch, Harper Lee explores with rich humor and unanswering honesty the irrationality of adult attitudes toward race and class in the Deep South of the 1930's. …More

Bartimaeus Trilogy, Book One: Amulet of Samarkand, the (International Edition)
By Stroud, Jonathan
2003-11 - Disney Press
9780786851430 CHECK CATALOG When summoned by a young magicians apprentice, 5,000-year-old djinni Bartimaeus must steal the powerful Amulet of Samarkand from a master magician of unrivaled ruthlessness and ambition. Unabridged. 11 CDs. …More

Delicious!
By Reichl, Ruth
2014-05 - Random House
9781400069620 CHECK CATALOG Ruth Reichl is a born storyteller. Through her restaurant reviews, where she celebrated the pleasures of a well-made meal, and her bestselling memoirs that address our universal feelings of love and loss, Reichl has achieved a special place in the hearts of hundreds of thousands of readers. Now, with this magical debut novel, she has created a sumptuous, wholly realized world that will enchant …More

The Hound of the Baskervilles
By Doyle, Arthur Conan
2000-06 - Aladdin Paperbacks
9780689835711 CHECK CATALOG In one of Doyle's most eerie and accomplished stories, Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson solve the case of the demonic creature roaming the moors near the Baskerville estate. …More

The Paper Bag Princess
By Munsch, Robert N.
Illustrator Martchenko, Michael
1992-02 - Annick Press
9780920236161 CHECK CATALOG Princess Elizabeth is slated to marry Prince Ronald when a dragon attacks the castle and kidnaps Ronald. In resourceful and humorous fashion, Elizabeth finds the dragon, outsmarts him, and rescues Ronald--who is less than pleased by her un-princess-like appearance. …More

Snobbery with Violence: An Edwardian Murder Mystery
By Chesney, Marion
Author Beaton, M. C.
2004-05 - St. Martin's Press
9780312997168 CHECK CATALOG The Fashion In Shrouds
Lady Rose Summer's debut into high society is a complete disaster. Rose's father suspects her fiance Sir Geoffrey Blandon to be nothing more than a first-degree blackguard and calls on Captain Harry Cathcart, the impoverished younger son of a baron, to investigate. After Harry brings forth evidence of Blandon's dishonorable intentions, a scandalous public breakup follows. …More

The Hollow Kingdom
By Dunkle, Clare B.
2006-09 - Henry Holt & Company
9780805081084 CHECK CATALOG Clare Dunkle's acclaimed fantasy trilogy-- now available in paperback For thousands of years, young women have been vanishing from Hallow Hill, never to be seen again. Now Kate and Emily have moved there with no idea of the land's dreadful heritage--until Marak decides to tell them himself. Marak is a powerful magician who claims to be the goblin king, and he has very specific plans for the two …More

The Selection
By Cass, Kiera
2013-03 - Harper Teen
9780062059949 CHECK CATALOG For 35 girls, the Selection is a dream come true. The chance to escape the life laid out for them since birth. To live in a castle and compete to win the heart of gorgeous Prince Maxon. The first in a trilogy, "The Selection" is now the basis of a new series on the CW. …More

Tiger's Curse
By Houck, Colleen
2012-05 - Splinter
9781454902492 CHECK CATALOG The first book in the nationally bestselling Tiger's Curse series is now available in paperback. The last thing Kelsey Hayes thought she'd be doing this summer was trying to break a 300-year old Indian curse. With a mysterious white tiger named Ren. Halfway around the world. But that's exactly what happened. …More

Twelve Years a Slave
By Northup, Solomon
2013-09 - Createspace
9781492368281 CHECK CATALOG "Twelve Years A Slave" is the story of Solomon Northup, an African American who was born free in New York in the early 1800s. In 1841, Solomon Northup was captured and forced into slavery for a period of 12 years. "Twelve Years A Slave" is a captivating narrative of the life of freedom and slavery experienced by one African American man prior to the American Civil War. The book is detailed in its …More

Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption
By Hillenbrand, Laura
2010-11 - Random House
9781400064168 CHECK CATALOG Awards:
ALA Notable Books (2012), Christopher Awards (2011), Grand Canyon Reader Award (2013), Indies Choice Book Awards (2011), L.A. Times Book Prize (2010), Pennsylvania Young Reader's Choice Award (2014)

In her long-awaited new book, Hillenbrand writes with the same rich and vivid narrative voice she displayed in "Seabiscuit." Telling an unforgettable story of a young lieutenant's journey into extremity, "Unbroken" is a testament to the resilience of the human mind, body, and spirit. …More

Watchers
By Koontz, Dean R.
2003-01 - Berkley Books
9780425188804 CHECK CATALOG With a new Afterword by the author, this classic Koontz title--one of his most popular and acclaimed novels--features stunning new cover art. Two genetically altered life forms break loose from a top-secret government lab. One is "Einstein, " a friendly dog. The other--The Outsider--is a deadly hybrid. Reissue. …More

Everyday Greatness: Inspiration for a Meaningful Life
By Covey, Stephen R.
Compiled by Hatch, David K.
2009-05 - Thomas Nelson Publishers
9780785289593 CHECK CATALOG This collection of inspiring stories, the best from the "Reader's Digest" archives, is brought together with pertinent commentary from Dr. Stephen Covey to become an inspiring and life-changing resource. …More

The Far Pavilions
By Kaye, M. M.
1997-01 - St. Martin's Griffin
9780312151256 CHECK CATALOG For the first time in trade paperback--the monumental bestselling novel of 19th-century India. "The Far Pavilions" is a passionate, triumphant story that satisfies deeply and helps us remember what we want most from a novel. "Rich in adventure, heroism, cruelty, and love".--"Publisher's Weekly". …More

Garlic and Sapphires: The Secret Life of a Critic in Disguise
By Reichl, Ruth
2005-04 - Penguin Press
9781594200311 CHECK CATALOG Awards:
Gourmand World Cookbook Awards (USA Only) (2005)

This delicious new volume of Reichl's acclaimed memoirs recounts her "adventures in deception," as she goes undercover in the world's finest restaurants. The editor-in-chief of "Gourmet," she is the author of the bestsellers "Tender at the Bone" and "Comfort Me with Apples." …More

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy 25th Anniversary Edition
By Adams, Douglas
2004-08 - Crown Publishing Group (NY)
9781400052929 CHECK CATALOG How shall we begin?
This is the story of a book called" The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy--not an Earth book, never published on Earth and, until the terrible catastrophe occurred, never seen or even heard of by any Earthman. Nevertheless, a wholly remarkable book.
or
This is the story of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, a number-one best seller in England, a weekly radio …More

The Iron King
By Kagawa, Julie
2010-01 - Harlequin
9780373210084 CHECK CATALOG Awards:
Isinglass Teen Read Award (2012), Rita Awards (2011)

Meghan Chase has never fit in at her small-town high school, and now, on the eve of her 16th birthday, she finally discovers why. For when her half-brother is kidnapped, Meghan is drawn into a fantastical world she had never imagined--the world of Faery. Original. …More

Left to Tell: Discovering God Amidst the Rwandan Holocaust
By Ilibagiza, Immaculee
With Erwin, Steve
2006-02 - Hay House
9781401908966 CHECK CATALOG Awards:
Books for a Better Life (2006), Christopher Awards (2007)

Her life ripped apart by the bloody genocide that broke out in Rwanda in 1994, Ilibagiza forged a profound and lasting relationship with God through prayer and discovered a love so strong she was able to seek out and forgive her family's killers. …More

State of the Onion
By Hyzy, Julie
2008-01 - Berkley Prime Crime
9780425218693 CHECK CATALOG Awards:
Anthony Awards (2009)

This first in a new series introduces White House Assistant Chef Olivia Paras, whos hell-bent on earning her dream job of Executive Chef. Theres just one thing: her nemesis is vying for it, too. Well, that and the fact that an elusive assassin wants to see her fry. Includes recipes for a complete meal. Original. …More

The Kitchen House
By Grissom, Kathleen
2010-02 - Touchstone Books
9781439153666 CHECK CATALOG "Gone with the Wind" is turned inside out in this tragic, page-turning novel in which a white indentured servant girl lives and works with black slaves. …More

The Wedding Letters
By Wright, Jason F.
2011-09 - Shadow Mountain
9781609080570 CHECK CATALOG The Wednesday Letters" introduced readers to Jack Cooper's tradition of writing letters to his wife every Wednesday. But the love story didn't end there. When Jack and Laurel's grandson, Noah Cooper, bumps into Rachel, it's love at first sight--at least for Noah. Readers are sure to laugh and cry, gasp and cheer, for two hearts that were meant to be one. …More

The Wild Trees: A Story of Passion and Daring
By Preston, Richard
2008-02 - Random House Trade
9780812975598 CHECK CATALOG From the #1 bestselling author of "The Hot Zone" comes an amazing account of scientific and spiritual passion for the tallest trees in the world, the startling biosystem of the canopy, and those who are committed to the preservation of this astonishing and largely unknown world. …More

Writing on the Wall
By Hughes, Dean
2001-10 - Bookcraft
9781570087257 CHECK CATALOG The story begins in 1961, the day the Berlin Wall was erected, and weaves the lives of four teenage cousins into the tumultuous events of the early civil rights movement and the Cold War. Three cousins live in Utah, rooted in the large, loving, faithful, but politically diverse extended Thomas family. …More

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
By Rowling, J. K.
2000-08 - Scholastic
9780439064873 CHECK CATALOG Ever since Harry Potter had come home for the summer, the Dursleys had been so mean and hideous that all Harry wanted was to get back to the Hogwarts School for Witchcraft and Wizardry. But just as he's packing his bags, Harry receives a warning from a strange, impish creature who says that if Harry returns to Hogwarts, disaster will strike.
And strike it does. For in Harry's second year at …More

Grace Under Pressure
By Hyzy, Julie
2010-06 - Berkley Books
9780425235218 CHECK CATALOG From the author of the successful White House Chef mysteries comes a new series. Everyone wants a piece of millionaire Bennett Marshfield, owner of Marshfield Manor, but now it's up to a new curator Grace Wheaton and groundskeeper Jack Embers to protect Marshfield. Original. …More

The Mysterious Affair at Styles
By Christie, Agatha
2012-10 - William Morrow & Company
9780062073914 CHECK CATALOG In his first case, the eccentric former Chief of Belgian Police Hercule Poirot comes out of retirement to unravel an intriguing case and snare a most ingenious murderer. …More

Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mount Everest Disaster
By Krakauer, Jon
Introduction by Krakauer, Jon
1997-04 - Villard Books
9780679457527 CHECK CATALOG Awards:
ALA Notable Books (1998), Alex Awards (1998), Black-Eyed Susan Award (2000), Book Sense Book of the Year Award (1998), National Book Critics Circle Award (1997), Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association Award (1998)

When Jon Krakauer reached the summit of Mt. Everest in the early afternoon of May 10, 1996, he hadn't slept in fifty-seven hours and was reeling from the brain-altering effects of oxygen depletion. As he turned to begin his long, dangerous descent from 29,028 feet, twenty other climbers were still pushing doggedly toward the top. No one had noticed that the sky had begun to fill with clouds. Six …More

The Invention of Wings
By Kidd, Sue Monk
2014-01 - Viking Books
9780670024780 CHECK CATALOG Awards:
Christianity Today Book Award (2015)

The story follows Hetty 'Handful' Grimke, a Charleston slave, and Sarah, the daughter of the wealthy Grimke family. The novel begins on Sarah's eleventh birthday, when she is given ownership over Handful, who is to be her handmaid. "The Invention of Wings" follows the next thirty-five years of their lives. Inspired in part by the historical figure of Sarah Grimke (a feminist, suffragist and, …More

The Longest Ride
By Sparks, Nicholas
2013-09 - Grand Central Publishing
9781455520657 CHECK CATALOG Ira Levinson is in trouble. At ninety-one years old, in poor health and alone in the world, he finds himself stranded on an isolated embankment after a car crash. Suffering multiple injuries, he struggles to retain consciousness until a blurry image materializes and comes into focus beside him: his beloved wife Ruth, who passed away nine years ago. Urging him to hang on, she forces him to remain …More

Mark of Royalty
By Clark, Jennifer K.
2011-01 - Covenant Communications
9781598117752 CHECK CATALOG At a time when royal infants are marked at birth, a royal advisor makes a terrible misstep, and an infant princess must be secreted away to save her life. Named Sarah by Miranda, the woman who agrees to raise the child as her own, the girl is unaware of her royal heritage, even though Miranda has done all she can to pair Sarah with the king's nephew, Lord Chad. But unexpected events prevent the …More

Sacrifice
By Bolton, S. J.
2008-05 - Minotaur Books
9780312381134 CHECK CATALOG Part forensic-thriller, part medical-thriller, "Sacrifice" combines both elements to great effect in this atmospheric and original debut--Simon Beckett. …More

So Many Books, So Little Time: A Year of Passionate Reading
By Sara Nelson
2003-10 - Putnam
0399150838 CHECK CATALOG Nelson--editor, reporter, reviewer, mother, daughter, wife, and compulsive reader--set out to chronicle a year's worth of reading. Throughout, "So Many Books, So Little Time" is pure delight--a work at once funny, wise, and rueful: enough to make a passionate reader out of anybody. …More

Uglies
By Westerfeld, Scott
2011-05 - Simon Pulse
9781416936381 CHECK CATALOG Now repackaged in an all-new edition--the bestselling novel that started the whole dystopian trend. …More

The Wee Free Men
By Pratchett, Terry
2006-08 - HarperTrophy
9780060012380 CHECK CATALOG From the creator of the Discworld series comes this tale of power, magic, adventure, and dreams of a young potential witch who takes on the darkest forces of Fairyland armed with just a frying pan and aided by a clan of small but fierce blue men. Now in paperback. …More

Who Moved My Cheese?
By Johnson, Spencer
Author Blanchard, Ken
Foreword by Blanchard, Ken
1998-09 - Penguin Putnam
9780399144462 CHECK CATALOG From one of the world's most recognized experts on management comes a simple parable filled with insights designed to help readers manage change quickly and prevail in changing times. Written for all ages, the story takes less than an hour to read, but its unique insights can last for a lifetime. …More

A Great Deliverance
By George, Elizabeth A.
1989-05 - Bantam Books
9780553278026 CHECK CATALOG Awards:
Anthony Awards (1989)

This extraordinarily well-reviewed first novel introduces Scotland Yard's Inspector Thomas Lynley and his assistant, Barbara Havers, as they investigate a daughter's brutal murder of her deeply religious father. …More
And Then There Were None
By Christie, Agatha
2014-05 - William Morrow & Company
9780062325549 CHECK CATALOG Ten people arrive on Indian Island off England's southwest coast, lured to a mansion by invitations from a mysterious host. As one guest after another is murdered, terror mounts in Christie's most popular work, an elaboration of the famous children's rhyme "Ten Little Indians." Unabridged. 4 cassettes …More

The Anatomist's Wife
By Huber, Anna Lee
2012-11 - Berkley Publishing Group
9780425253281 CHECK CATALOG Awards:
Rita Awards (2013)

Scotland, 1830. Following the death of her husband, Lady Darby has taken refuge at her sister's estate, finding solace in her passion for painting. But when her hosts throw a house party for the cream of London society, Kiera is unable to hide from the ire of those who believe her to be as unnatural as her husband, an anatomist who used her artistic talents to suit his own macabre purposes. …More

Apple Cider Vinegar: For Weight Loss and Good Health
By Holzapfel, Cynthia
Author Nofziger, Cynthia
2002-01 - Book Publishing Company (TN)
9781570671272 CHECK CATALOG This book will convince you that apple cider vinegar is one of nature's most healthful substances. Clearly written and easy to understand, it's a valuable resource book with facts on the history, properties, and health benefits of apple cider vinegar. There is an extensive section on weight loss, providing sound background information on how we gain weight and how to use apple cider vinegar as …More

Crime and Punishment
By Dostoevsky, Fyodor Mikhailovich
Author Dostoyevsky, Fyodor
Translator McDuff, David
2002-12 - Penguin Books
9780140449136 CHECK CATALOG Raskolnikov, a destitute and desperate former student, commits a random murder, imagining himself to be a great man far above moral law. But as he embarks on a cat-and-mouse game with police, his conscience begins to torment him and he seeks sympathy and redemption from Sonya, a downtrodden prostitute. …More

Falling Kingdoms
By Rhodes, Morgan
2014-03 - Razorbill
9781595145857 CHECK CATALOG In a land where magic has been forgotten but peace has reigned for centuries, a deadly unrest is simmering. Three kingdoms grapple for powerNbrutally changing their subjects' lives in the process. Amidst betrayals, bargains, and battles, four young people find their fates forever intertwined. …More

The Kingdom of Little Wounds
By Cokal, Susann
2013-10 - Candlewick Press (MA)
9780763666941 CHECK CATALOG Awards:
Michael L. Printz Award (2014)

A 2014 Michael L. Printz Honor Book
A young seamstress and a royal nursemaid find themselves at the center of an epic power struggle in this stunning young-adult debut.
On the eve of Princess Sophia's wedding, the Scandinavian city of Skyggehavn prepares to fete the occasion with a sumptuous display of riches: brocade and satin and jewels, feasts of sugar fruit and sweet spiced wine. Yet …More

Murphy's Law: A Molly Murphy Mystery
By Bowen, Rhys
2003-05 - Thomas T. Beeler Publisher
9781574904857 CHECK CATALOG 2001 Agatha Award for Best Novel
From the creator of Constable Evan Evans comes the first novel in a delightful series set in 19th century New York, and featuring Irish sleuth Molly Murphy. …More

The Most Important Catch
By Hawkes, Jaclyn M.
2012-03 - Spirit Dance Books
9780985164805 CHECK CATALOG Run or die! She knew too much, and she'd seen too much. And the police refused to help. Knowing that she was to be the next scheduled death, Kelly Campbell hid under head to toe black leather and a tinted motorcycle helmet and ran for her life. When the weather turned cold, she turned south. She ended up in North Carolina, home to one of the most famed and eligible NFL football stars in the whole …More

Sabriel
By Nix, Garth
1997-08 - HarperTrophy
9780064471831 CHECK CATALOG Since childhood, Sabriel has lived outside the walls of the Old Kingdom, away from the power of Free Magic and the Dead. With her father missing, Sabriel must cross into that world to find him. There she confronts an evil that threatens much more than her life. …More

A Solitary Blue
By Voigt, Cynthia
2003-07 - Aladdin Paperbacks
9780689863608 CHECK CATALOG Jeff's mother, who deserted the family years before, re-enters his life and widens the gap between Jeff and his father, a gap that only truth, love, and friendship can heal. …More

The Help
By Stockett, Kathryn
2011-10 - Amy Einhorn Books
9780399157912 CHECK CATALOG This modern classic has been a cultural touchstone for the millions of readers who have cheered on Skeeter, laughed with Minny, and hissed at Hilly. The noble and strong Aibileen has become a heroine for countless fans whose letters have poured in from all over the world. Now the bestselling and beloved book is available in a deluxe gift edition. 464 pp. 75,000 print. …More

Wild Swans: Three Daughters of China
By Chang, Jung
1991-09 - Simon & Schuster
9780671685461 CHECK CATALOG Chang recounts the evocative, unsettling, and insistently gripping story of how three generations of women in her family fared in the political maelstrom of China during the 20th century. …More

The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency
By McCall Smith, Alexander
2003-02 - Anchor Books
9781400034772 CHECK CATALOG Awards:
Book Sense Book of the Year Award (2003)

This first novel in Alexander McCall Smith's widely acclaimed The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency series tells the story of the delightfully cunning and enormously engaging Precious Ramotswe, who is drawn to her profession to "help people with problems in their lives." Immediately upon setting up shop in a small storefront in Gaborone, she is hired to track down a missing husband, uncover a con man, …More

Book of a Thousand Days
By Hale, Shannon
2007-09 - Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
9781599900513 CHECK CATALOG Awards:
Beehive Awards (2010), Capitol Choices: Noteworthy Books for Children and Teens (2008), Cybils (2007), Dorothy Canfield Fisher Children's Book Award (2009), Grand Canyon Reader Award (2010), South Carolina Childrens, Junior and Young Adult Book Award (2010), Tayshas Reading (2009), Utah Book Award (2007), Virginia Readers Choice Award (2010), Volunteer State Book Awards (2010), Young Reader's Choice Award (2010)

Set in a medieval Asian land, a classic Brothers Grimm tale is reimagined by a Newbery Honor author. In this completely unique retelling, filled with adventure and romance, drama and disguise, a young maid sacrifices her freedom to accompany her mistress into exile. Illustrations. …More

The Da Vinci Code
By Brown, Dan
2003-03 - Doubleday Books
9780385504201 CHECK CATALOG Awards:
Book Sense Book of the Year Award (2004), Buckeye Children's Book Award (2005), Colorado Blue Spruce Award (2004), Iowa High School Book Award (2006), Tayshas Reading (2005)

A Fiction Bestseller - 2004
A 2003 Top Twelve Selling Title
In an exhilarating blend of scholarly intelligence, relentless adventure, and cutting wit, Robert Langdon (first introduced in "Angels Demons") and his new adventure combines the punch of Robert Ludlum, the intriguing historical touch of Umberto Eco, and the nonstop suspense of Michael Crichton. …More

Edenbrooke
By Donaldson, Julianne
2012-03 - Shadow Mountain
9781609089467 CHECK CATALOG When Marianne receives an invitation to spend the summer with her twin sister in Edenbrooke, she has no idea of the romance and adventure that await her once she meets the dashing Sir Philip. …More

Clara and Mr. Tiffany
By Vreeland, Susan
2011-01 - Random House
9781400068166 CHECK CATALOG The "New York Times"-bestselling author of "The Girl in Hyacinth Blue"creates a dynamic portrait of Clara Driscoll: lead designer for Louis Comfort Tiffany (famous for Tiffany lamps) and a woman conflicted between her desires for artistic recognition and romantic love. …More

The Coffin Quilt: The Feud Between the Hatfields and the McCoys
By Rinaldi, Ann
2001-04 - Gulliver Books
9780152164508 CHECK CATALOG An award-winning author presents a fictional account of one of the most famous family feuds in history: feud between the Hatfields and McCoys. …More

Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything
By Levitt, Steven D.
Author Dubner, Stephen J.
2009-08 - Harper Perennial
9780060731335 CHECK CATALOG The long-awaited paperback edition of "Freakonomics" features a new Preface, additional material, and an exclusive Question-and-Answer section with authors Levitt and Dubner. …More

Hearts Through Time
By Higgins, Marie
2011-03 - Walnut Springs Press
9781935217923 CHECK CATALOG When a woman claiming to be a ghost from 1912 appears in Nick Marshal's office and begs for help in solving her murder, he thinks he has lost his mind. A scandal that rocked Hollywood almost destroyed his law practice, so he doesn't need any more fireworks as he rebuilds his life. Still, he is intrigued by Abigail Carlisle's plea, and he needs clients, even if this one insists she's dead. The more …More

Lye in Wait
By McRae, Cricket
2007-10 - Midnight Ink
9780738711164 CHECK CATALOG Cocoa butter soap, check. Lemon lip balm, check. A dead body?
That's just what Sophie Mae Reynolds finds in her workroom: the corpse of Walter Hanover, the neighborhood handyman. He died from drinking lye, something she has in good supply. But the police don't suspect Sophie Mae, a thirty-something widow who makes and sells beauty products. Instead they call it a suicide. But why would a man …More

The Fairy Godmother
By Lackey, Mercedes
2004-01 - Luna Books
9780373802029 CHECK CATALOG A BookPage Notable Title
"Putting a fresh face to a well loved fairytale is not an easy task, but it is one that seems effortless to the prolific Lackey." …More

The Giver
By Lowry, Lois
2002-09 - Laurel Leaf Library
9780440237686 CHECK CATALOG Rosie Award Winner 1996-1997
Winner of the Newbery Award and named as an ALA Best Book for Young Adults and ALA Notable Book for Children, Lowry's unforgettable tale introduces 12-year-old Jonas, who is singled out by the community to be trained by The Giver. …More

Watership Down
By Adams, Richard
Illustrator Galli, Aldo
2012-10 - Atheneum Books for Young Readers
9781442444058 CHECK CATALOG DiscoverNor revisitNthe enchanting world of the Sandleford Warren rabbits in this first-ever illustrated edition of a celebrated modern classic. Full color. …More

Lemon Tart
By Kilpack, Josi S.
2009-01 - Deseret Book
9781606410509 CHECK CATALOG A recipe for murder: 5 families living on Peregrine Circle, 1 flowered curtain tieback, 1 missing child, and 1 body in the field. Mix with a long list of suspects and top with two very different detectives. Increase heat until only the truth remains. …More

The Chocolate Cat Caper
By Carl, JoAnna
2002-03 - Signet Book
9780451205568 CHECK CATALOG Looking for a fresh start, divorce Lee McKinney returns to Michigan to work for her aunt's luxury chocolate business. When much-hated defense attorney Clementine Ripley orders thousands of dollars worth of chocolate--shaped as her champion cat--for a party, Lee jumps at the job. However, someone adds cyanide to one of the chocolates which kills Ripley. Now it's up to Lee to figure out who tampered …More

Gentlemen and Players
By Harris, Joanne
2006-01 - William Morrow & Company
9780060559144 CHECK CATALOG Awards:
Edgar Allan Poe Awards (2007)

Friendship, murder, revenge, and class conflict collide in an upper-crust English school. As a new term gets under way, a number of annoying incidents befall students and faculty, escalating to murder. …More

The Hunger Games
By Collins, Suzanne
2008-10 - Scholastic Press
9780439023481 CHECK CATALOG Awards:
Beehive Awards (2010), Buckeye Children's Book Award (2009), California Young Reader Medal (2011), Charlotte Award (2010), Colorado Blue Spruce Award (2010), Cybils (2008), Delaware Diamonds Award (2010), Dorothy Canfield Fisher Children's Book Award (2010), Eliot Rosewater Indiana High School Book Award (2011), Evergreen Young Adult Book Award (2011), Florida Teens Read (2010), Garden State Teen Book Award (2011), Gateway Readers Award (2011), Georgia Children's Book Award (2012), Georgia Peach Book Award for Teen Readers (2010), Golden Archer Award (2011), Golden Sower Award (2011), Grand Canyon Reader Award (2011), Heartland Award (2010), Indies Choice Book Awards (2009), Iowa High School Book Award (2011), Isinglass Teen Read Award (2010), Kentucky Bluegrass Award (2010), Land of Enchantment Book Award (2011), Maine Student Book Award (2010), Nevada Young Readers' Award (2010), Nutmeg Book Award (2012), Pennsylvania Young Reader's Choice Award (2010), Rebecca Caudill Young Readers Book Award (2011), Rhode Island Teen Book Award (2010), Sequoyah Book Awards (2011), South Carolina Childrens, Junior and Young Adult Book Award (2011), Tayshas Reading (2009), Texas Lone Star Reading List (2009), Truman Readers Award (2011), Virginia Readers Choice Award (2011), Volunteer State Book Awards (2011), Young Hoosier Book Award (2011), Young Reader's Choice Award (2011)

The acclaimed author of the "New York Times"-bestselling Underland Chronicles series delivers equal parts suspense and philosophy, adventure and romance, in a stunning novel set in a future with unsettling parallels to the present. …More

The Man with a Load of Mischief
By Grimes, Martha
2003-02 - Onyx Books
9780451410818 CHECK CATALOG The debut novel by the "New York Times" bestselling author--and the first featuring Scotland Yard Detective Chief Inspector Richard Jury--is available once again. Two murders in two pubs bring Jury to the village of Long Piddleton. While the villagers look outside for the killer, only one points Jury toward the darkest parts of his neighbors' hearts. …More

The Night Circus
By Morgenstern, Erin
2011-09 - Doubleday Books
9780385534635 CHECK CATALOG Awards:
Alex Awards (2012), Locus Awards (2012), Nutmeg Book Award (2014)

To enter the black-and-white-striped tents of Le Cirque des Reves is to enter a world where objects really do turn into birds and people really do disappear. Even though visitors believe the performances are all illusion, they are obsessively drawn to this extraordinary night circus. Those who run and perform in the circus are its lifeblood. Marco Alisdair runs the operation from London as …More

Secrets
By Heitzmann, Kristen
2004-09 - Bethany House Publishers
9780764228278 CHECK CATALOG Awards:
Christy Awards (2005), ForeWord Book of the Year Award (2004), IndieFab awards (2004)

2005 Christy Award Winner - Romance
Lance Michelli is on a quest to discover the secrets his grandmother cannot tell. What happened all those years ago, and what is it she so desperately needs him to find? The old villa in Sonoma holds the answers, but it is now owned by a young woman who neither knows nor cares about his mission. But Rese Barret is a force to contend with, and her own …More

Seize the Night
By Koontz, Dean R.
1999-12 - Bantam Books
9780553580198 CHECK CATALOG THERE ARE NO RULES IN THE DARK, NO PLACE TO FEEL SAFE, NO ESCAPE FROM THE SHADOWS. BUT TO SAVE THE DAY, YOU MUST...
At no time does Moonlight Bay look more beautiful than at night. Yet it is precisely then that the secluded little town reveals its menace. Now children are disappearing. From their homes. From the streets. And there's nothing their families can do about it. Because in Moonlight …More

Splintered
By Howard, A. G.
2013-01 - Amulet Books
9781419704284 CHECK CATALOG "It's a deft, complex metamorphosis of this children's fantasy made more enticing by competing romantic interests, a psychedelic setting, and more mad violence than its original." -- Booklist …More

The Color Code: A New Way to See Yourself, Your Relationships, and Life
By Hartman, Taylor
1998-01 - Scribner Book Company
9780684843766 CHECK CATALOG From ancient astrologers to the Human Resources personnel of today's large corporations, people have tried to produce reliable classifications of the human personality in order to understand the reasons why people act the way they do. This book provides a new understanding of personality types based on motivation rather than behavior. Charts. …More

Washington's Secret War: The Hidden History of Valley Forge
By Fleming, Thomas
2006-11 - HarperCollins Publishers
9780060872939 CHECK CATALOG The defining moments of the Revolutionary War did not occur on the battlefield or diplomatic table, claims Fleming, but at Valley Forge where the Continental Army overwintered. This is the tale of how Americans endured and triumphed over nearly-impossible odds. …More

Portrait of a Spy
By Silva, Daniel
2012-02 - HarperTorch
9780062073143 CHECK CATALOG The #1 "New York Times"-bestselling author delivers his most spellbinding novel yet featuring Gabriel Allon, art restorer and assassin, in a story of true courage in the face of an unimaginable evil. Available in a tall Premium Edition. …More

Heaven Is Here: An Incredible Story of Hope, Triumph, and Everyday Joy
By Nielson, Stephanie
With Hackworth, Amy Ferguson
2013-02 - Hyperion Books
9781401341985 CHECK CATALOG Nielson began sharing her life in 2005 on nieniedialogues.com, drawing readers in with her warmth and candor. Everything changed in an instant in August 2008, when Nielson and her husband were in a horrific plane crash. In the aftermath of this harrowing tragedy, Nielson maintained a stunning sense of humor, optimism, and resilience. …More

Jane Eyre
By Bronte, Charlotte
Designed by Hughes-Hallett, Lucy
1991-10 - Everyman's Library
9780679405825 CHECK CATALOG An orphan who endures a harsh childhood, Jane Eyre becomes governess at Thornfield Hall in the employment of the mysterious Mr. Rochester. Jane's moral pilgrimage and the maturity of Charlotte Bronte's characterization are celebrated aspects of the novel, as is its imagery and narrative power. Rapidly reprinted following its first publication in 1847, Jane Eyre still enjoys huge popularity as one …More

The Maze Runner
By Dashner, James
2009-10 - Delacorte Press Books for Young Readers
9780385737944 CHECK CATALOG Awards:
Florida Teens Read (2012)

When Thomas wakes up, he's surrounded by kids who welcome him to the Glade--a large, open expanse surrounded by stone walls. Just like Thomas, the Gladers don't know why or how they got there. The next day, a girl arrives with the surprising message that Thomas might be more important than he could ever guess. …More

On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft
By King, Stephen
2000-10 - Scribner Book Company
9780743204361 CHECK CATALOG Rarely has a book on writing been so clear, so useful and so revealing. King takes the reader through crucial aspects of the writer's art and life, offering practical and inspiring advice on everything from plot and character development to work habits and rejection. …More

Pies and Prejudice
By Adams, Ellery
2012-07 - Berkley Books
9780425251409 CHECK CATALOG When the going gets tough, Ella Mae LaFaye bakes pies. So when she catches her husband cheating in New York, she heads back home to Havenwood, Georgia, where she can drown her sorrows in fresh fruit filling and flakey crust. But her pies aren't just delicious. They're having magical effects on the people who eat them--and the public is hungry for more. …More

The Ruins of Gorlan
By Flanagan, John
2005-06 - Philomel Books
9780399244544 CHECK CATALOG Awards:
Beehive Awards (2007), Texas Lone Star Reading List (2007)

The battles and drama are nonstop in this latest installment of Flanagan's epic fantasy. Skandia's borders have been breached, and Araluen is next. If the two kingdoms are to be saved, an unlikely union must be made. …More

The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie
By Bradley, Alan
2009-02 - Doubleday Canada
9780385665827 CHECK CATALOG In his wickedly brilliant first novel, Debut Dagger Award winner Alan Bradley introduces one of the most singular and engaging heroines in recent fiction. …More

Wildwood Dancing
By Marillier, Juliet
2007-01 - Alfred A. Knopf
9780375833649 CHECK CATALOG Awards:
Beehive Awards (2009), Iowa High School Book Award (2011), Rhode Island Teen Book Award (2009), Virginia Readers Choice Award (2010)

From the author of several highly popular fantasy novels, including the Sevenwaters Trilogy and the Bridei Chronicles, comes an unforgettable young adult fairy tale in which a young woman will be tested in ways she cannot imagine--tests of trust, strength, and true love. …More

Abandon
By Cabot, Meg
2011-04 - Point
9780545284103 CHECK CATALOG
New from #1 New York Times bestselling author Meg Cabot, a dark, fantastical story about this world . . . and the underworld.
When Pierce first sees him, she thinks he is a murderer. She's right about one thing -- he does take lives. But not in the way she ever imagined. Pierce is drawn to the dark stranger even as she tries to uncover the mystery surrounding the tragic death of someone …More

Beekeeper's Apprentice
By King, Laurie R.
1994-01 - Minotaur Books
9780312104238 CHECK CATALOG In his retirement, the great detective Sherlock Holmes grooms a young woman to follow in his footsteps. 15-year-old Mary and the elderly beekeeper Holmes are led into a series of adventures which escalate in gravity until Holmes is in peril of his life. At the frightening climax, the maturing Mary proves herself a worthy partner and successor. …More

Behind the Beautiful Forevers
By Boo, Katherine
2014-04 - Random House Trade
9780812979329 CHECK CATALOG In this brilliant, breathtaking book by Pulitzer Prize winner Boo, a bewildering age of global change and inequality is made human through the dramatic story of families striving toward a better life in Annawadi, a makeshift settlement in the shadow of luxury hotels near Mumbai. …More

Bloody Jack: Being an Account of the Curious Adventures of Mary "Jacky" Faber, Ship's Boy
By Meyer, Louis A.
2010-06 - Harcourt Paperbacks
9780152050856 CHECK CATALOG Life as a ship's boy aboard HMS "Dolphin" is a dream come true for Jacky Faber. Gone are the days of scavenging for food and fighting for survival on the streets of eighteenth-century London. Instead, Jacky is becoming a skilled and respected sailor as the crew pursues pirates on the high seas.
There's only one problem: Jacky is a "girl." And she will have to use every bit of her spirit, wit, …More

Books Can Be Deceiving
By McKinlay, Jenn
2011-07 - Berkley Books
9780425242186 CHECK CATALOG Lindsey Norris is the director of the Briar Creek Public Library. A New York editor visits town, creating quite a buzz. Lindsey's friend Beth wants to sell the editor her children's book, but Beth's boyfriend, a famous author, gets in the way. When they go to confront him, he's found murdered--and Beth is the prime suspect. Original. …More

A Discovery of Witches
By Harkness, Deborah E.
2011-02 - Viking Books
9780670022410 CHECK CATALOG Debut novelist Harkness has crafted a mesmerizing and addictive read, equal parts history and magic, romance and suspense--a richly inventive novel about a centuries-old vampire, a spellbound witch, and the mysterious manuscript that draws them together. …More

NEW AUDIOBOOKS

Mon, 06/08/2015 - 3:48pm
Audiobooks: Not Enough Time To Read? Listen To A New Book!

Memory Man
By Baldacci, David
Read by McLarty, Ron
2015-04 - Grand Central Publishing
9781478929987 CHECK CATALOG
With over 110 million copies of his novels in print, David Baldacci is one of the most widely read storytellers in the world. Now he introduces a startling, original new character: a man with perfect memory who must solve his own family's murder.
MEMORY MAN
Amos Decker's life changed forever--twice.
The first time was on the gridiron. A big, towering athlete, he was the only person …More


Live Right and Find Happiness (Although Beer Is Much Faster): Life Lessons and Other Ravings from Dave Barry
By Barry, Dave
2015-03 - G.P. Putnam's Sons
9780399165955 CHECK CATALOG During the course of living (mumble, mumble) years, Dave Barry has learned much of wisdom, * (*actual wisdom not guaranteed) and he is eager to pass it on--to the next generation, the generation after that, and to those idiots who make driving to the grocery store in Florida a death-defying experience.
In brilliant, brand-new, never-before-published pieces, Dave passes on home truths to his …More


Never Change
By Berg, Elizabeth
Performed by Berg, Elizabeth
2014-09 - Brilliance Audio
9781480501379 CHECK CATALOG In this bestselling novel by the author of "Open House, " Myra Lipinsky, a 51-year-old visiting nurse, has been content to be a self-appointed spinster--until a man she adored in high school is struck by an incurable illness and returns to New England to spend what time he has left. …More


Blood of the Fold
By Goodkind, Terry
Read by Schirner, Buck
2011-07 - Brilliance Corporation
9781455825684 CHECK CATALOG In a fantasy world as rich and real as our own, Richard Rahl and Kahlan Amnell stand against the ancient forces which besiege the New World - forces so terrible that when last they threatened, they could only be withstood by sealing off the Old World from whence they came. Now the barrier has been breached, and the New World is again beset by their evil power. War, monsters, and treachery plague …More


Chainfire
By Goodkind, Terry
Read by Bond, Jim
2011-07 - Brilliance Corporation
9781455825738 CHECK CATALOG Enter the unique world of Terry Goodkind.
A world of high adventure, brilliant storytelling, and people you will never forget.
PRAISE FOR THE WORK OF TERRY GOODKIND
"Outstanding...Characters who actually behave like adults. Highly recommended."
--"San Diego Union-Tribune"
"Goodkind's greatest triumph: the ability to introduce instantly identifiabel characters. His heroes, like …More


Crimson Frost
By Estep, Jennifer
Performed by Sands, Tara
2013-01 - Brilliance Audio
9781469284026 CHECK CATALOG A "New York Times"-bestselling author pens the fourth installment of her Mythos Academy series. Gwen should have known her first date with Logan Quinn would end in disaster. She was prepared for a swordfight or an ambush by Reapers, but getting arrested? She didn't see that coming. …More


A Deadly Web
By Hooper, Kay
Read by Bean, Joyce
2014-12 - Brilliance Audio
9781469214245 CHECK CATALOG
The new Bishop Files novel by the "New York Times" bestselling author of "The First Prophet" and the Bishop/Special Crimes Unit novels.
John Brodie is a Guardian, a member of a secret network devoted to protecting the psychics in his charge from a ruthless and virtually invisible enemy.
Tasha Solomon is unaware of the Guardians existence until the night the gifted psychic suffers a shocking …More


Faith of the Fallen
By Goodkind, Terry
Read by Kenneth, John
2011-07 - Brilliance Corporation
9781455825844 CHECK CATALOG Terry Goodkind, author of the enormously popular Sword of Truth novels, has forged perhaps his best yet, pitting Richard Rahl and Kahlan Amnell against threats to the freedom of the world. They both must struggle at opposite ends of the world against the relentless, monolithic forces of the Imperial Order. A Sister of the Dark captures Richard and takes him deep into the Old World, to the very …More


The Fall
By Lescroart, John
Read by Colacci, David
2015-05 - Brilliance Audio
9781480503861 CHECK CATALOG
From "New York Times" bestselling author John Lescroart, a riveting new novel of legal suspense featuring Dismas Hardy and his daughter, Rebecca, now grown up and an associate in Hardy s law firm.
Late one night, a teenage African American foster child named Tanya Morgan plummets to her death from the overpass above San Francisco s Stockton tunnel. But did she fall or was she …More


The Hexed
By Graham, Heather
Performed by Daniels, Luke
2014-07 - Brilliance Audio
9781469221830 CHECK CATALOG
A place of history, secrets and witchcraft.
Devin Lyle has recently returned to the Salem area, but her timing couldn't be worse. Soon after she moved into the eighteenth-century cabin she inherited from her great-aunt Mina her "crazy" great-aunt, who spoke to the dead a woman was murdered nearby.
Craig Rockwell known as Rocky is a new member of the Krewe of Hunters, the FBI's team of …More


The Keeper
By Lescroart, John
Read by Colacci, David
2015-03 - Brilliance Audio
9781480503854 CHECK CATALOG From "New York Times" bestselling author John Lescroart, a riveting novel featuring Dismas Hardy and Abe Glitsky on the hunt for clues about a woman who has gone missing. …More


Leonardo's Brain: Understanding Da Vinci's Creative Genius
By Shlain, Leonard
Performed by Gardner, Grover
2014-10 - Brilliance Audio
9781491529829 CHECK CATALOG
Bestselling author Leonard Shlain explores the life, art, and mind of Leonardo da Vinci, seeking to explain his singularity by looking at his achievements in art, science, psychology, and military strategy (yes), and then employing state of the art left-right brain scientific research to explain his universal genius. Shlain shows that no other person in human history has excelled in so many …More


My Planet: Finding Humor in the Oddest Places
By Roach, Mary
Performed by Dawe, Angela
2014-09 - Brilliance Audio
9781480532311 CHECK CATALOG From acclaimed, "New York Times" bestselling author Mary Roach comes the complete collection of her My Planet articles published in "Reader s Digest." She was a hit columnist in the magazine, and this audiobook features the articles she wrote in that time. Insightful and hilarious, Mary explores the ins and outs of the modern world: marriage, friends, family, food, technology, customer service, …More


My Sister's Grave
By Dugoni, Robert
Performed by Sutton-Smith, Emily
2014-10 - Brilliance Audio
9781491548219 CHECK CATALOG
Tracy Crosswhite has spent twenty years questioning the facts surrounding her sister Sarah s disappearance and the murder trial that followed. She doesn t believe that Edmund House a convicted rapist and the man condemned for Sarah s murder is the guilty party. Motivated by the opportunity to obtain real justice, Tracy became a homicide detective with the Seattle PD and dedicated her life to …More


Naked Empire
By Goodkind, Terry
Read by Bond, Jim
2011-07 - Brilliance Corporation
9781455825899 CHECK CATALOG The sweeping, bestselling adventure of epic intrigue, violent conflict, and terrifying peril for the beautiful Kahlan Amnell and her husband, the heroic Richard Rahl, the Sword of Truth, arrives in paperback. …More


Night Broken
By Briggs, Patricia
Performed by King, Lorelei
2014-03 - Brilliance Audio
9781455820047 CHECK CATALOG #1 "New York Times" bestselling author Patricia Briggs's Mercy Thompson series has been hailed as "one of the best" ("Fiction Vixen"). Now, Mercy must deal with an unwanted guest--one that brings a threat unlike anything she's ever known. …More


NYPD Red 3
By Patterson, James
Author Karp, Marshall
Read by Ballerini, Edoardo
2015-03 - Little Brown and Company
9781478927938 CHECK CATALOG PROTECT THE RICH. SERVE THE FAMOUS. HUNT THE GUILTY.
NYPD Red is the elite, highly trained task force assigned to protect the rich, the famous, and the connected. And Detective Zach Jordan and his partner Kylie MacDonald-the woman who broke his heart at the police academy-are the best of the best, brilliant and tireless investigators who will stop at nothing to deliver justice.
Zach and …More

A MEAT SMOKING MANIFESTO

Wed, 06/03/2015 - 1:44pm
I love everything about Franklin Barbecue: A Meat-Smoking Manifesto by Aaron Franklin and Jordan Mackay. I initially got this book for my daughter, who is an amateur smoker always looking to improve. However, once I started reading, I couldn't put it down. I didn't get halfway through the book before wanting to run to the store to get a quality brisket and make my own smoker.
The first chapter of this book is dedicated to how Franklin took his interest in smoking meat from a hobby to a food truck to the successful lunch-only restaurant he runs today. I was really interested in the back story and appreciated his insight into starting a business and following your passion.
Chapters 2, 3 & 4 are The Smoker, Wood, and Fire + Smoke. The Smoker covers everything from how to choose your smoker to building your own. In Wood, Franklin discusses how to find the best wood to use in your smoker and how to find a good source for it. Fire + Smoke is devoted to building a fire and creating that magical smoke that will take your meat from good to great. This may sound boring, between the style of writing and the details, I found all of it fascinating.
Chapters 5, 6 & 7 are Meat, The Cook, and Serving + Eating. Meat is an incredibly interesting chapter on how to choose good meat and some of the "behind the scenes" from Francklin's restaurant. I went to the store armed with all sorts of things to look for in order to find meat that would be worthy of the time it took to smoke it. The Cook prepares you for smoking your meat and includes a few recipes. At first, I was a bit disappointed at the vagueness of Francklin's recipes. However, he encourages the home smoker to start smoking and develop their own tastes and recipes and I see the value of his words.

Searching them Middle Kingdom For Buried Treasure

Thu, 05/21/2015 - 11:10am
Searching the Middle Kingdom For Buried TreasureSue Hill4.5 StarsMay 21, 2015
The Porcelain ThiefHuan Hsu back to book
I've read many memoirs, so was excited to see a new take in Huan Hsu's "The Porcelain Thief." I was drawn in from the very beginning and felt like I was parting with a good friend when the book ended. Hsu is a fabulous writer. I love his honesty and his bluntness when things don't go according to plan in China. And he weaves in Chinese history that makes it fascinating even for those who know how things turn out along the way. I found myself laughing, crying, and wanting to slam my fist down in frustration as he trekked through China in search of his great-great grandfather's lost porcelain. But there is so much more to his story than that. It's also a personal journey in search of identity and acceptance. He writes about many family members, so the family tree at the beginning is helpful. My favorite characters besides Hsu include his colorful uncles Richard and Lewis, along with his cousin Andrew. Huan Hsu's great-great grandfather would be very proud of this book.

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Why children need more than ebooks

Fri, 05/15/2015 - 12:04pm



In Praise of Print
Given the focus on ebooks these days, could old-fashioned print books provide a superior reading experience? Actually, yes – especially for young children whose literacy skills are just beginning to emerge. Here are eight reasons to keep recommending traditional books.
   1.  No need to make choices. Lacking hyperlinks, paper books enable total immersion in reading – no need to continually pause and ask, “Should I click on this?”
2 2.  No distractions within the text. Research suggests that the visual and aural gimmicks and game-like features embedded in many kids’ ebooks draw young readers’ attention from the written words, diminishing their memory of what was read.
3 3.  No Internet temptations. The only thing you can do with a paper book I read it, while with Web-enabled ereaders, the temptations of the Interment are a click away.
4 4.  Imagination required. Without the bells and whistles of ebooks, young readers must mobilize their own imaginations to fill in the gaps left by authors and illustrators: what a character looks like, for example or the sound an animal makes.
5 5.  Satisfaction of the senses. The smooth feel of paper and the rich colors of illustrations are laragely lost in ebook reproductions. The distinctiveness of the reading experience is reduced, as well – such as when an oversized picture book is squeezed down to the size of an ereader screen.
6 6.  Literary attitudes. Children accustomed to using digital devices for fast-aced entertainment may approach an ereader with the same expectations, while a printed book comes with an entirely different set of associations: a quiet focus on words and stories.
   7.  Easy to share. A printed book lends itself to being shared by children and adults, while an ebook may not be shared quite so easily. Research suggest that parents reading ebooks with their children are less likely to stop and ask questions or make comments, and more likely to issue commands. (Swipe the page now, Don’t touch that button)
   8.Strong selection. The number of quality children’s books published in paper still vastly outnumbers those available in a digital format. Research suggests that the ebooks selected most often by children and parents are more akin to movies than to books, and thus dubious value in promoting emerging literacy.

Eggsectly The Perfect Cookbook

Mon, 05/11/2015 - 4:36pm
Eggsectly The Perfect Cookbook.Sue Hill5 StarsMay 11, 2015 The Perfect EggTeri Lyn Fisher and Jenny Park back to book I think there are many times when I question why I need to purchase any cookbook ever again.And then I run into a prefect cookbook like "The Perfect Egg: A Fresh Take on Recipes For Morning, Noon, And Night."  I really love this cookbook. 

The book is broken down between morning, snacks, afternoon, night, and sweets. There are a wide variety of ethnic dishes; some that i was familiar with and some that are new to me.  What I love about this cookbook is that many of the entries have 6 to 8 variations that give the reader the ability to change the finished outcome to their personal liking.

I appreciated the section on Decoding Egg Cartons too! Again great job of informing the reader to the difference between Cage-Free. Free Range and other terms. Then the two page beautiful color spread of the several different types of eggs used in cooking. All the way from Quail, to Ostrich and everything in-between.

I found the Anatomy of an Egg section most fascinating. I didn’t know an egg had so many parts! Grin! Then the authors start with cooking Techniques under the section titled Eggs 101 Basics and how to handle and store eggs – great stuff.  In fact I learned I was storing eggs incorrectly.

I love breakfast foods for any meal and this cookbook will give me many recipes to try.




100 Picture Book Challenge

Mon, 05/11/2015 - 12:40pm



100 Picture Book ChallengeRead 100 books in 100 days
Here's a great way to get a head start on your summer reading!

The challenge runs from 1 May 2015 - 10 August 2015. To participate in this reading program you may read the books independently, be read to, or listen to the audiobook, or even watch a YouTube video version of the story.

Books must be read during the 100 days of the challenge from May 1st to August 10th. When you finish, bring this log to the librarian to receive a completion certificate and a small prize. One entry per person. Must be turned in before August 15th, 2015.

Get a PDF version of the 100 Book Challenge list by clicking here or come into the library to pick up a printed copy of the Challenge.

Happy reading!

New Audiobooks

Tue, 05/05/2015 - 3:08pm
Audiobooks: Not Enough Time To Read? Listen To A New Book!

The Angel Court Affair
By Perry, Anne
2015-03 - Ballantine Books
9780553391350 CHECK CATALOG In "New York Times" bestselling author Anne Perry, the glorious era when Britain reigned supreme has found its most brilliant modern interpreter. Perry's gripping new Charlotte and Thomas Pitt novel invites us back to Victorian London, where greed and ambition never sleep, and passion sometimes runs riot.
As the nineteenth century draws to a close, most of Europe is in political turmoil, and …More


Any Other Name
By Johnson, Craig
2014-05 - Viking Books
9780670026463 CHECK CATALOG Awards:
Spur Awards (2015)

A sheriff's mysterious death spurs the new novel in the "New York Times" bestselling Longmire Mystery Series. …More


The Assassination Option
By Griffin, W. E. B.
Author Butterworth, William E.
Read by Cendese, Alexander
2014-12 - Brilliance Audio
9781491528549 CHECK CATALOG
From the #1 "New York Times" and "Wall Street Journal" bestselling author comes the dramatic second adventure in the brand-new Clandestine Operations series about the Cold War, the fledgling Central Intelligence Agency and a new breed of warrior.
In "Top Secret," W.E.B. Griffin introduced a remarkable new cast of heroes as they found themselves on the front lines of an entirely different kind …More


Bertie's Guide to Life and Mothers: A 44 Scotland Street Novel (9)
By McCall Smith, Alexander
2015-02 - Anchor Books
9780804170000 CHECK CATALOG Alexander McCall Smith's wildly popular 44 Scotland Street series chronicles life in a corner of Edinburgh brimming with wit and humor.
Newlywed painter and sometime somnambulist Angus Lordie might be sleepwalking his way into trouble with Animal Welfare when he lets his dog Cyril drink a bit too much lager at the local bar. The longsuffering Bertie, on the cusp of his seventh birthday party, …More


Cut and Thrust
By Woods, Stuart
2014-07 - Putnam Adult
9780399169113 CHECK CATALOG Stone Barrington enters the cutthroat fray of politics in the exceptional new thriller from New York Times--bestselling author Stuart Woods. When Stone Barrington travels to Los Angeles for the biggest political convention of the year, he finds the scene quite shaken up: a dazzling newcomer-and close friend of Stone's-has given the delegates an unexpected choice, crucial alliances are made and …More


Evil Librarian
By Knudsen, Michelle
Read by Foster, Emily
2014-09 - Candlewick on Brilliance Audio
9781491534762 CHECK CATALOG
When Cynthia Rothchild's best friend, Annie, falls head over heels for the new high-school librarian, Cyn can totally understand why he s really young and seriously hot and apparently thinks Annie would make an excellent library monitor.
But almost immediately, Cyn starts to sense that something about Mr. Gabriel isn t quite right. Maybe it s the creepy look in the librarian s (literally) …More


Ghost Ship
By Cussler, Clive
Author Brown, Graham
Read by Brick, Scott
2014-05 - Penguin Audiobooks
9781611762594 CHECK CATALOG The dazzling new novel in the #1 "New York Times"-bestselling series from the grand master of adventure. …More


Half a King
By Abercrombie, Joe
2014-07 - Del Rey Books
9780804178327 CHECK CATALOG NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY "TIME" AND "THE WASHINGTON POST"
"A fast-paced tale of betrayal and revenge that grabbed me from page 1 and refused to let go."--George R. R. Martin
"
"I swore an oath to avenge the death of my father. I may be half a man, but I swore a whole oath.""
" "
Prince Yarvi has vowed to regain a throne he never wanted. But first he must survive …More


Hello from the Gillespies
By McInerney, Monica
Read by Birve, Ulli
2014-11 - Bolinda Audio
9781486217083 CHECK CATALOG
From the bestselling author of "The House of Memories" comes a heartfelt and hilarious novel about miscommunication and mayhem in a family like no other
For the past thirty-three years, Angela Gillespie has sent to friends and family around the world an end-of-the-year letter titled Hello from the Gillespies. It s always been cheery and full of good news. This year, Angela surprises herself …More

Centennial Online Book Chats - The Happiness Project

Fri, 05/01/2015 - 12:08pm
Still 3 of our Centennial Online Book Chats to Participate in During 2015!
Online Book Chats: Join us on Facebook for our new Online Book Chats. These librarian led discussion are a fun new way to discuss books with others in our community.

A very different approach from 100 years ago!

Join the group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/bcplonlinebookchats/

Check out a copy of the book with your library card while supplies last.
  • Thursday, 7 May 2015 at 7:00 p.m. - The Happiness Project,or, Why I Spent a Year Trying to Sing in the Morning, Clean My Closets, Fight Right, Read Aristotle, and Generally Have More Fun by Gretchen Rubin
    • Copies available at the front desk starting 7 April 2015
  • Wednesday, 15 July at 7:00 p.m. - The Rent Collector by Camron Wright
    • Copies available at the front desk starting 15 June 2015
  • Thursday, 29 Oct 2015 at 7:00 p.m. - Edgar Allan Poe: Eight Tales of Terror
    • Copies available at the front desk starting 30 Sept 2015

Hannah Swensen to Premier on Hallmark Channel

Thu, 04/30/2015 - 3:46pm

Hannah Swensen Mysteries with Recipes Hannah Swensen will be coming to the Hallmark Channel on 2 May 2015. Get a head start by reading the series before you see the movies! Here's a preview:





Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder
By Fluke, Joanne
2008-01 - Kensington Publishing Corporation
9780758252951 CHECK CATALOG
Hannah, owner of The Cookie Jar, Lake Eden's most popular bakery, is busy trying to dodge her mother's attempts to marry her off. But Ron LaSalle, the beloved delivery man from the Cozy Cow Dairy, is found murdered behind her bakery -- with Hannah's famous Chocolate Chip Crunchies scattered around him. Determined to not let her cookies get a bad reputation, Hannah sets out to track a killer. …More


Strawberry Shortcake Murder
By Fluke, Joanne
2011-10 - Kensington Publishing Corporation
9780758272980 CHECK CATALOG
When the president of Hartland Flour chooses cozy Lake Eden, Minnesota, as the spot for their first annual Dessert Bake-Off, Hannah is thrilled to serve as the head judge. But when a fellow judge, Coach Boyd Watson, is found stone-cold dead, facedown in Hannah's celebrated strawberry shortcake, Lake Eden's sweet ride to fame turns very sour indeed. Somebody is cooking up a recipe for …More


Blueberry Muffin Murder
By Fluke, Joanne
2011-09 - Kensington Publishing Corporation
9780758278418 CHECK CATALOG
As Lake Eden prepares for its annual Winter Carnival, America's "Cooking Sweetheart," Connie Mac, is named creator of the official carnival cake. That leaves a bitter taste in Hannah Swensen's mouth. But when Hannah opens her bakery, The Cookie Jar, and finds the domineering Connie dead in her pantry, she must save her shop by finding the killer herself. HC: Kensington. Pub. 2/03. …More


Lemon Meringue Pie Murder
By Fluke, Joanne
2003-03 - Kensington Publishing Corporation
0758201508 CHECK CATALOG
The acclaimed author of "Blueberry Muffin Murder" entices readers with another delicious slice of small-town ilife, laughs, love, and murder, starring bakery-owner and sleuth extraordinaire Hannah Swensen. …More


Fudge Cupcake Murder
By Fluke, Joanne
2011-06 - Kensington Publishing Corporation
9780758273611 CHECK CATALOG
Intrepid amateur sleuth and bakery owner Hannah Swensen just can't keep her hands out of the batter when a murder stirs things up in Lake Eden, Minnesota, leaving the sheriff dead, a deputy accused, and a killer on the loose. …More


Sugar Cookie Murder
By Fluke, Joanne
2004-10 - Kensington Publishing Corporation
075820681X CHECK CATALOG
Martin Dubinski arrives at the buffet with his new Vegas showgirl wife--all wrapped up in glitter and fur. His ex-wife, however, seems as cool as chilled eggnog. And when an antique cake knife is discovered in the dcolletage of the new--and now late--Mrs. Dubinski, the festivities are put on ice. …More


Peach Cobbler Murder
By Fluke, Joanne
2005-03 - Kensington Publishing Corporation
0758201540 CHECK CATALOG
Hanna Swensen takes on an unexpected new role as prime suspect in Joanne Fluke's latest, most satisfying mystery which serves up deliciously unpredictable plot twists along with mouthwatering recipes everyone will love. …More


Cherry Cheesecake Murder
By Fluke, Joanne
2006-03 - Kensington Publishing Corporation
9780758202949 CHECK CATALOG
Delectable sleuth and bake shop owner Hannah Swensen is on the case of a murdered Hollywood director who soon discovers that fame can be anything but sweet--it can be downright deadly. …More


Key Lime Pie Murder
By Fluke, Joanne
2007-03 - Kensington Publishing Corporation
9780758210180 CHECK CATALOG
Hannah Swensen discovers Willa Sundquist dead alongside an upended key lime pie, but who would want to kill Willa--a junior college teacher and fellow baking contest judge--and why? Includes 12 original dessert recipes. …More


Carrot Cake Murder
By Fluke, Joanne
2009-02 - Kensington Publishing Corporation
9780758210210 CHECK CATALOG
Hannah Swensen is happy to help her business partner prepare for a big family reunion. When her long-lost uncle Gus is found dead with two slices of Hannah's infamous carrot cake by his side, Hannah will have to sift through a long line of suspects to find a killer. …More


Cream Puff Murder
By Fluke, Joanne
2010-01 - Kensington Publishing Corporation
9780758210234 CHECK CATALOG
"New York Times"-bestselling author Fluke serves up another yummy installmentof her Hannah Swensen mystery series, and this time Hannah's sometime squeezeis a prime suspect. Includes recipes. …More


Plum Pudding Murder
By Fluke, Joanne
2010-09 - Kensington Publishing Corporation
9780758210258 CHECK CATALOG
Includes an excerpt from Apple turnover murder. …More


Apple Turnover Murder
By Fluke, Joanne
2011-01 - Kensington Publishing Corporation
9780758234902 CHECK CATALOG
In the latest installment of "New York Times"-bestselling author Fluke's Hannah Swensen mystery series, the beloved baker and sleuth may have bitten off more than she can chew. Includes recipes for more than 10 delicious desserts. …More


Gingerbread Cookie Murder
By Fluke, Joanne
Author Levine, Laura
Author Meier, Leslie
2010-10 - Kensington Publishing Corporation
9780758234957 CHECK CATALOG
No mystery fan can resist a treat this delicious, as "New York Times"-bestselling author Fluke teams up with cozy favorites Laura Levine and Leslie Meier for a merry collection of holiday stories featuring gingerbread cookies--and murder. …More


Devil's Food Cake Murder
By Fluke, Joanne
2011-02 - Kensington Publishing Corporation
9780758234919 CHECK CATALOG
A new minister has come to Lake Eden, Minnesota, to fill in for Reverend Bob Knudson, who's on his honeymoon. But when the replacement is found dead in a plate of devil's food cake with a bullet in his head, Hannah Swensen starts asking questions. …More


Candy Cane Murder
By Fluke, Joanne
Author Meier, Leslie
Author Levine, Laura
2007-10 - Kensington Publishing Corporation
9780758221988 CHECK CATALOG
Just in time for the holidays comes the perfect stocking stuffer--a low-priced, hardcover mystery collection featuring novellas from three beloved authors, plus bonus holiday recipes. …More


Cinnamon Roll Murder
By Fluke, Joanne
2012-02 - Kensington Publishing Corporation
9780758234933 CHECK CATALOG
When Hannah learns that the Cinnamon Roll Six jazz band will be playing in Lake Eden, Minnesota, she bakes up a supply of their namesake confections to welcome them. But tragedy strikes when their tour bus overturns on its way into town. But minor injuries for the keyboard player turn deadly when someone plunges surgical scissors into his chest. …More


Red Velvet Cupcake Murder
By Fluke, Joanne
2013-02 - Kensington Publishing Corporation
9780758280343 CHECK CATALOG
The bestselling author continues to delight cozy mystery readers with superb characters and inventive story lines, but this time Hannah Swensen is now the unlikely subject of a murder investigation. …More


Blackberry Pie Murder
By Fluke, Joanne
2014-02 - Kensington Publishing Corporation
9780758280374 CHECK CATALOG
It's been a sleepy summer for the folks of Lake Eden, Minnesota. In fact, it's been a whole four months since anyone in the Swensen family has come across a dead body. And that means Hannah Swensen can finally focus on her bakery. . .or can she? …More


Double Fudge Brownie Murder
By Fluke, Joanne
2015-02 - Kensington Publishing Corporation
9780758280404 CHECK CATALOG
Life in tiny Lake Eden, Minnesota, is usually pleasantly uneventful. Lately, though, it seems everyone has more than their fair share of drama--especially the Swensen family. With so much on her plate, Hannah Swensen can hardly find the time to think about her bakery--let alone the town's most recent murder. . .
Hannah is nervous about the upcoming trial for her involvement in a tragic …More

Centennial Movie Events

Tue, 04/28/2015 - 1:00pm
 
100 years ago the Brigham City Carnegie Library opened its doors to the community. Since that time is has expanded to include an addition to the original structure and its collections have grown and diversified in formats to include books, eBooks, audiobooks on CD, MP3 discs and players, and downloads. We've got video games and movies too. Internet terminals and our free public wi-fi are always popular. We've got events for children, teen and adults and meeting rooms the public may use for non-profit events when they are not needed for library programs.

So much has changed over the last hundred years and for our centennial we've been showing movies to see how the world's changed and how it has stayed the same over the last hundred years.

We're nearly halfway through the year with 100 Years on the Silver Screen movie series, but it's not to late to jump in and start enjoying. May's movie takes a look at the 1950s with Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz!

Check out the list of movies on our 100 Years on the Silver Screen movie series by clicking here. If you've missed the first few, maybe you can catch up at home.

We're so grateful for our centennial movie sponsors: Hansen Motors for paying the movie licensing and Winger's for providing the yummy popcorn.

We've also got an afternoon movie series going on this year with movies based on books. Check out the list of movies on our Off the Pages movie series by clicking here.


I LOVE COOKIES AND THIS BOOK

Tue, 04/28/2015 - 8:50am
I LOVE COOKIES AND THIS COOKBOOK; "COOKIE LOVE" BY AWARD WINNING PASTRY CHEF MINDY SEGALSue Hill5 StarsApril 28, 2015 Cookie LoveMindy Segal with Kate Leahy   This cookbook is a creative spin on cookie recipes.

The introduction provides a good explanation of the author's background and thought process about baking. It sets the tone for how many of the recipes in the book were arrived at through experimenting with variations of ingredients or techniques. Included in many of the recipes are some suggested variations to try with the recipes for the adventurous baker looking for ideas.

The recipes of the book are grouped by cookie type such as drop cookies, sandwich cookies, bars, etc. The book also includes information on where to buy some of the unusual ingredients, thoughts for consideration on what types of ingredients to stock, equipment to use, techniques to employ, and measurement conversions.

While there are recipes that cookie bakers will recognize (e.g. chocolate chip cookies, thumbprints) the majority of the recipes in the book take a much more creative spin than what you will find in traditional cookbooks. Examples include citrus and brown butter shortbread, honey peach & honeycomb kolachkes, and smoky bacon candy bar cookies. In general, the recipes are ordered within a theme from easier to more difficult to allow you to work your way up to the more challenging recipes.

The photographs in the book showcase well the ingenuity of the recipes.I want to try all of the recipes.

Celebrate 100 Years with the Library, Enter the 100 Word Stories Contest!

Thu, 04/23/2015 - 4:12pm


Writing Contest100 Word Stories
Prompt: library
Submission Guidelines and Rules: 
The prompt, ‘library’, must be used in the story.
Stories must contain exactly 100 words. Stories over 100 words or falling short of 100 words will be disqualified. Hyphenated words will count as one word.
Submissions must be typed and e-mailed in the body of a message to stories100word@gmail.com between 1 January 2015 and 31 October 2015. Attachments will not be opened. Failure to submit the story in the body of an e-mail will result in disqualification.
E-mails should include the author’s name, age, story (in the body of the message), and phone number.
Entries will be considered and used as they are submitted. The committee will not make any edits to the author’s original submission. Please edit your work before you submit.
All entries should be original and unpublished.
A committee will be formed to select the winning entry. While multiple entries may be worthy of a prize the committee will only be able to select one (1) grand prize winner and one (1) runner-up from each the following categories:
  •  Super Storytellers: Kids up to 11 years old
  •  Fantastic Fictioneers: 12 – 17
  •  Pleasureful Plotters: 18 +

Once the committee has selected the contest winners, their decision is final.
  • Prizes:

o   Grand Prize: Kindle w/touchscreen displayo   Runners-up: $10 Visa gift card (1 for each category)
Winners will be announced and their 100 word stories read at the Carnegie Library’s 100th birthday celebration on Monday, 7 December 2015 at 7 p.m.
Limit: One entry per person. Multiple story entries will result in the disqualification of all entries by that person. (Wait to submit until you know which story you want to be considered by the committee.)
By submitting a 100 word story you are granting the Library unlimited rights in using and displaying your story for Library purposes. This includes, but is not limited to: in-library displays and posts on the Library’s website and social media sites.

MILK BAR LIFE

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 3:29pm
GO OFF THE CLOCK WITH CHRISTINA TOSI OF MOMPFUKU MILK BARSue Hill4.5 StarsApril 14, 2015 Milk Bar LifeChristina Tosi, Author of Momofuku Milk Bar back to book I love the recipes from Tosi's first book "Momfuku Milk Bar." My favorite cookie recipe from her bakery is her Corn Flake Cookies.  Now Christina has written a new cookbook filled with family recipes and stories.  Yes, many of the recipes use supermarket foods like Velveeta Cheese.  This cookbook is filled with sweet and savory recipes, many that seem to reflect Tosi's sence of humor.  I can't wait to cook her Ritz Cookies and her Sugar Cookie Squares named "The Greta" after her mother.

  • price:$35.00
  • isbn:978-0-7704-3510-3
  • release:Apr 7th, 2015
  • formatHardcover
  • category:Cooking - Quick & Easy

HAVE BOWL, NOW COOK!

Mon, 04/06/2015 - 10:55am
The Sprouted Kitchen Bowl and SpoonSara Forte, Photography by Hugh Forte back to book This cookbook offers bowls of happiness, thanks to Sara Forte's recipes and her husband Hugh's stunning photographs. This is how life should be daily. Daily!

Bowls are warm, inviting, whole. In the overview, Sara mentions that she doesn't necessarily have a favorite cuisine or speciality. I could really relate to this. People ask me the same question all the time. My answer is usually good fresh food, whatever's in season, whatever looks best, so I totally identified with Sara when I read: "What I do well is what I care most about, which is produce."

This is why this cookbook is good every day. It's divided into morning bowls, side bowls, big bowls, sweet bowls. Fill your own bowl with wonderful meals. Reviewed by Sue Hill

A Beautiful Little Book

Wed, 03/25/2015 - 3:35pm
I don't really know what I expected when I selected this book. It's a fairly small volume, about 5"x7", hard covered, with very nice coated pages. Each page has a contemporary watercolor, with notes about the way the artist created the picture. I'm not entirely sure what I expected from this book. Perhaps a little more detail? This is what the author says in her introduction, in part: "Accompanying each work is a short exploration of the artist's approach and the techniques used, so you can try some of the ideas out too."

Each pair of pages contains a picture to the right, and a paragraph or 2 on the left page briefly discussing what the painting is, and perhaps what the artist intended to create. Other than the pages about making blooms and similar special effects, there isn't much on how the paintings were created - paper, paint, ink, whatever - in most cases. It's a pretty little book, and a nice review, but isn't as helpful to the artistic process as I might have hope.